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Custom Mouth Guards for

Woman inserting custom mouthguardsA sports guard or mouth guard is a rubber insert that fits over your teeth and acts as a buffer between your teeth and both the soft tissue in your mouth and the forceful impacts which you may encounter in sport. Wearing a mouth guard during sports activities is perhaps one of the easiest ways to protect your teeth from unnecessary risk.

Having a customized sports guard will ensure a comfortable fit which means:

  • it allows you to speak;
  • it does not affect your ability to breath easily; and,
  • it remains firmly in place and does not stray in your mouth during action.

A good sports guard will also be durable, flexible, tear-resistant, easy to clean, odourless, tasteless and will not retain the taste or odour of cleaners.

What Does the Process Involve?

Having a mouth guard made is simply a matter of visiting us at our office and having a mould or impression of your teeth taken. The mouth guard is fabricated using the mould to match your teeth exactly, giving you a customized fit. The material selected in the construction of this custom-made protective guard may vary depending on your specific needs, such as in cases where certain allergies prevent the use of acrylics. Dr. Clark can also alter the construction or materials of the sports guard to address the needs of specific sports.

Wearing this guard will not only protect your teeth but will shield your cheeks, lips and tongue as well. It will also reduce the transference of shock from a blow to the chin or mouth to the rest of the head. While there are currently only a few sports leagues that make a mouth guard mandatory, such as hockey and football, there are many sports—wrestling, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, karate, volleyball and basketball to name a few—that can pose a considerable threat to your mouth and teeth.

Protect Your Smile

Having protective mouth gear that fits the characteristics of a good and comfortable sports guard will make it both easy and convenient to better protect your smile. If you have braces, crowns, implants, veneers, partial dentures, bridges or other dental work, it is especially important that you get effective protection when engaging in sports activities.

Contact Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental or talk to Dr. Clark on your next visit to find out how we can help ensure the safety of your mouth. An ounce of prevention can save you a ton of dental reconstruction.

Custom Mouthguards Niagara-on-the-Lake ON | (905) 468-3009